Life in a Leo Episode 27: Interview with National Judge, Kathi Ortiz

July 20, 2018

Life in a Leo Episode 27: Interview with National Judge, Kathi Ortiz

Happy Friday! This week on Life in a Leo, I interviewed one of my friends and fellow judges, Kathi Ortiz. Kathi is currently living in the Chicago area and got into the sport of gymnastics in 1968. In addition to being a successful gymnast, Kathi was also a coach, club owner, and a very well respected judge. Kathi has had the honor of judging NCAA National Championships four times and was one of two judges on the bars panel at the 2018 Nastia Liukin Cup, in addition to judging plenty of states, regionals, and national JO competitions. 
One of the other really cool experiences Kathi had was performing with The Flying Wallenda's. The Flying Wallendas is the name of a circus group, most known for performing highwire acts without a safety net.
Hope everyone is having a great summer! If you want to reach us with comments or feedback, you can email me at rebecca@leotard.com. Please make sure to rate and review us! 
Keep up all the hard work, stay hydrated and don't forget to point your toes!

 

Kathi Ortiz - Bio in her book called Tumbling Basics

Kathi Ortiz bio

Kathi Ortiz is all the way to the left, judging at 2014 Special Olympics

Kathi Ortiz judging at the 2014 Special Olympics

Kathi Ortiz

The Flying Wallenda's 

Flying Wallenda's





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Size Chart

SIZING

SIZE

BUST

WAIST

HIPS

GIRTH

5-6

22" - 25"

19" - 21"

21" - 24"

37" - 41"

6X-7

24" - 27"

20" - 22"

22" - 25"

41" - 44"

8-10

25" - 28"

22" - 23"

23" - 26"

44" - 47"

10-12

26" - 29"

22" - 24"

24" - 27"

47" - 50"

12-14

28" - 30"

23" - 25"

26" - 29"

49" - 52"

PETITE

30" - 33"

23" - 26"

27" - 31"

51" - 54"

SMALL

32" - 35"

24" - 27"

28" - 32"

53" - 56"

MEDIUM

34" - 37"

26" - 28"

30" - 35"

55" - 58"

LARGE

36" - 39"

27" - 30"

32" - 36"

57" - 60"

  Note: If your measurements are at the top of a size category and you prefer a loose fit or growing room, we recommend ordering the next size.

Girth measurement  is taken from the middle of the shoulder, down the back, through the crotch, and back up the front to the starting point on the shoulder